Development cooperation ,21.04.2016

The Network of Religious and Traditional Peacemakers


Network for Religious and Traditional Peacemakers, as an informal structure, brings together actors from grassroots level religious and traditional peacemakers to international and intergovernmental organizations. Network activities focus on achieving sustainable results at grassroots level and in order to do so it often applies a multi-track approach in supporting religious and traditional peacemakers. Network activities focus on ensuring that the full potential of religious and traditional peacemakers in peacemaking, peacebuilding and peace mediation, across different tracks is acknowledged, utilized and sufficiently supported. The aim of the Network is to improve the effectiveness of peace focused efforts through collaboratively supporting and strengthening the positive role of religious and traditional actors in peace and peacebuilding processes. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs support to the Network falls under Finland’s overall pursuit and actions aimed to advance mediation as core to a more effective international agenda focused on peace and development. in 2016 the MFA Finland contribution to the budget is 540 000 euros. FCA covers 559 530 euros.

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Funding decision  21.04.2016

540 000 €

Objectives monitored by OECD's Development Assistance Committee

  • Participatory development/Good governance
  • Gender equality

Field of activity

  • Civilian peace-building, conflict prevention and resolution 50%
  • Post-conflict peace-building (UN) 35%
  • Women’s equality organisations and institutions 15%

Special target group

  • women
  • girls
  • children
  • youth
  • elderly people
  • indigenous peoples / ethnic minorities

Funding channel

Kirkon Ulkomaanavun Säätiö



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